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How to Build Creative Dioramas for Your Scale Auto Models Paperback – Sep 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Pub Co (September 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0890243409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890243404
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.1 x 0.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #237,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Finally,a diorama book that doesn't focus on battle scenes (but those guys can learn a LOT with this book).
Instead, Ken shows how to spice up your automotive subjects, from simple display base scenes to complete, contained scenes.
Rust, mud, grime, and slime. Beaten, dented, worn out, used and abused. Ken shows you how.
Also, there is plenty about texturing, photo-reducing and sign-making, as well as an excellent primer on figure posing and painting.
This is a book that has been long overdue for model car builders, but as I said, anyone who works with scale models of any sort will find this to be a gold mine.
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I have read the book in the last 3 days, all I can say, is that this book is excellent, it covers everything from the simplest to the more difficult ideas, yet making them all look simple. a very satisfied customer. Joe Scheibel
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I have read the book in the last 3 days, all I can say, is that this book is excellent, it covers everything from the simplest to the more difficult ideas, yet making them all look simple. a very satisfied customer. Joe Scheibel
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Great book which will help you to build your cars or trucks dioramas.
There are very nice examples which take you step by step in building nice dioramas. It can help and begginers and expert modelers to improve their models.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Make Your Models Come To Life! Oct. 3 2001
By Dirk P. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Finally,a diorama book that doesn't focus on battle scenes (but those guys can learn a LOT with this book).
Instead, Ken shows how to spice up your automotive subjects, from simple display base scenes to complete, contained scenes.
Rust, mud, grime, and slime. Beaten, dented, worn out, used and abused. Ken shows you how.
Also, there is plenty about texturing, photo-reducing and sign-making, as well as an excellent primer on figure posing and painting.
This is a book that has been long overdue for model car builders, but as I said, anyone who works with scale models of any sort will find this to be a gold mine.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
how to build creative dioramas Dec 26 2001
By joe a. scheibel - Published on Amazon.com
I have read the book in the last 3 days, all I can say, is that this book is excellent, it covers everything from the simplest to the more difficult ideas, yet making them all look simple. a very satisfied customer. Joe Scheibel
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great source for cars dioramas! Aug. 31 2001
By "hrmodeler" - Published on Amazon.com
Great book which will help you to build your cars or trucks dioramas.
There are very nice examples which take you step by step in building nice dioramas. It can help and begginers and expert modelers to improve their models.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Bible of Car Diorama Building April 11 2006
By Bestbeast333 - Published on Amazon.com
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Simply put, Hamilton's book will make you into a better builder . . . it is a treasure trove of useful information, tips, techniques, and tricks . . . plus the writer has a great sense of humor and the fun he has building and sharing how to build better comes through on every page. Great photographs too. Get yourself a copy, but also get copies for your builder friends--they will really appreciate it and never forget you for having done so.
creative dioramas May 12 2012
By johnharley - Published on Amazon.com
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i was shocked to see how little this book would help building a gas station,given the rave reviews ive read ,would have been livid had i paid more than 15.00 bucks.


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